1 Timothy 6:3-13 NIV

Love of Money

3 If anyone teaches false doctrines1 and does not agree to the sound instruction2 of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching,

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4 he is conceited3 and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words4 that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions

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5 and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth5 and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.

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6 But godliness with contentment6 is great gain.7

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7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.8

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8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.9

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9 People who want to get rich10 fall into temptation and a trap11 and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.

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10 For the love of money12 is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith13 and pierced themselves with many griefs.14

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Paul's Charge to Timothy

11 But you, man of God,15 flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness,16 faith, love,17 endurance and gentleness.

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      12 Fight the good fight18 of the faith. Take hold of19 the eternal life20 to which you were called when you made your good confession21 in the presence of many witnesses.

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      13 In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate22 made the good confession,23 I charge you24

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